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Episode 75: Immune System Relaxation and Imagery-Strengthen for the Flu Season!

16 Dec

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Hello All!

Here’s a new one towards the end of the year!

I know I know! It so has been forever. I will now officially stop apologizing. Here’s all I have to say about my lack of posts…Hunter. If you don’t know who that is..that’s my 14 month old daughter.
This week’s episode came about from a lot of your requests for some more meditation/relaxation type stuff. I decided to put this little imagery relaxation to strengthen the immune system as a little treat to get you through the flu season! How about them apples?
The music that you hear in the background is by the talented Vic Hennegan off his CD Desert God and the song is called Gaya.The whole thing runs about about 32 minutes all together. Give it a go and let me know your thoughts!
Oh and I’m already editing episode 76! and guess what…a level 2 class πŸ™‚ yipeee! That should be out before the new year, I promise!
You know Elsie’s yoga class live and unplugged podcast is brought to you by the elsie’s yoga class podcast app. Now why would you want this Β iPhone app? Number 1 accessibility. In version 1.2.1 these are the nifty things that you can do with the app. You have all the episodes at your fingertips at all times. You can stream the episodes at your choosing whenever you want without taking up any extra memory on your device. One new functionality with the app is that if you happen to shut of the phone, or someone calls you…or your baby calls you…the app remembers where you left off! how cool is that? so you can continue with your practice right where you left off!
This won’t work too well with the relaxation stuff… but I digress. πŸ˜‰
Another functionality that I found awesome will benefit those of you that happen to own the iPod Touch. So how about when you know you are going to be away from any wifi hotspots or maybe you don’t get service somewhere, such as on an airplane and you want to do one of my meditation episodes? You can now star any episodes that you enjoy the most, so that you can quickly access them AND you can then download the episode that you want quickly so that when you don’t have a connection you can have it with you! I thought that was pretty sweet πŸ™‚
Anyway, if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch please consider buying the app! It’s only $3.99 and it would be a GREAT gift for a fellow yogi πŸ™‚ plus it does support this podcast.
thoughts and feedback: eyogaclass(at)gmail.com or call 310 651 6238! hugs and kisses all!


Episode 74: Sankalpa, 90 min Level 1 Yoga Class

14 Sep


Ready to delve into the depth of your Heart? Yikes!

One of my all times favorite themes to teach is Sankalpa, or Intention. This isn’t a general intention, or a teeny tiny intention but your heart’s truest wish, your deepest heart’s desire embedded in the richness of your Self. I know that when I was first offered the opportunity to meditate, truly ponder my sankalpa, it began to shift me very deeply. In fact it was the mere asking of ‘what is my intention’ that facilitated living a more fulfilled and truthful life. It informs my life every day, and now it becomes even more important as it helps guide me to be a better mother. I also must be honest. The power of one’s own Sankalpa is very powerful, and at times requires a great shift from us if we are going to align with it fully. I felt my Sankalpa, I knew it in my cells and for many years I chose to ‘ignore’ it’s fullness, for lack of better words. I was not ready to truly embrace what living in my truth would require of me. It took me years, plus the help of those around me who knew me and loved me enough to require me to be absolutely honest with myself πŸ˜€

I recorded this week’s yoga class at Yoga Matrika in Squirrel Hill, where I’ve had the opportunity to teach series classes, all with a connecting theme. This specific series was called “Yoga With Grace”, just a very welcoming way in which to offer yoga classes that were beyond just the yoga poses, beyond the asana. I had the opportunity to teach more from the Heart, from a deeper place of basic Anusara philosophy, tapping deeper into the Source.

Although this class is a very basic Level 1 yoga class, with a lot of basic alignment and instruction, the theme is always one that we can always step deeper into. If you are feeling a bit down, disconnected, lost, possibly need a tune up, do this yoga class πŸ™‚ Oh, and how about a piece of paper? and pen? Just to write down some thoughts, especially during the opening meditation. Let me know how it goes….


If you would like to support this podcast, how about buying the iPhone App? $3.99, not bad πŸ˜€ Click here to go directly to the iTunes Music Store.

Also, like I mention in the show, Click here to find out a few other options to support the podcast

Love the Feedback!

  • email me- eyogaclass (at) gmail (dot) com
  • leave me a message- 310 651 6238 (I’d love to play you guys on the episodes! Plus you can promote your stuff that way!)
  • or comment on this blog!

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This Week’s Yoga Class is a Level 1 Basic Class

The Sequence of Yoga Poses in the Class is:

Hands and Knees

Downward Facing Dog

Hands and Knees

Downward Facing Dog/Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana/Straight Legged Lunge/Straightening the Front Leg

downward facing dogone legged downward facing dog with hips squaredstraight legged lungeparsvottanasana variation

Downward Facing Dog

Repeat sequence above on other leg

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana x 3

uttanasanaardha uttanasana

Hands on Hips, Shoulders up/Tadasana

Arm Salutes

Half Sun Salute

Lunge with knee on the floor

Lunge with bent leg

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Lunge with knee on the floor

Lunge with bent leg

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana

uttanasanaardha uttanasana


High Lunge

Downward Facing Dog

Modified Plank with Knees on the Floor

modified plank pose

Modified Salabhasana with hands off the floor

Cobra Pose


Downward Facing Dog/Tadasana

Arms interlaced behind the Back

Tadasana With Arms Interlaced Behind the Back


plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobradownward facing dog

Child’s Pose

Facing to the Side


parsvakonasana prepParvakonasana with forearm on thighParsvakonasana


prasarita padotanasana

Vira II

warrior II

Tree Pose

Sitting Poses (grab a blanket)

Agni Stambasana

Agni Stambasana

Sukhasana Twist




Elsie’s Yoga Class has an iPhone App!

10 Sep

Elsie's Yoga Class Podcast iPhone App Artwork

Hello my sweet and mighty podcast virtual kula πŸ™‚

I have a SWEEEEEET announcement:

Elsie’s Yoga Class has an iPhone/iPod Touch app!!! Wooo hoooo!!!!

The folks over at Wizzard Media were kind enough to offer to do it for me and voila πŸ™‚

Now what does this mean?

If you have an iPhone or Touch you can purchase the app via the iTunes store for $3.99, and with that minimal investment, you get:

  • All episodes available with one touch (no downloading onto the device, no hogging up any memory)
  • Extra content!!!! Primarily a PDF file of the class sequence, but sometimes there will be extra audio or video content.
  • One click connection – press a button and you can go directly to elsie’s yoga kula, or my twitter account, email me or call me right from the device!

How’s that for having over 70 yoga classes in your pocket at the touch of a button?

****if you have an iPod Touch, please note that the classes will only be available to you if you are connected via WiFi***

I’m currently working on getting the PDFs of the sequences together, so at this moment there is very little extra content, BUT what’s REALLY cool is that whenever I do upload the extra content you will have it. You don’t have to do anything else, just check the app, the particular episodes and see if there’s an ‘extra’ button. If that button is there, you’ve got some extra content!

I don’t generally ask much from you guys, but I’m going to ask for a bit of a favor. The way that the iTunes algorithm works is based on the amount of traffic that a particular app receives every week: purchases and reviews. I would really love to get up in the rankings with this app so more folks can find it organically. My humble request to you is to purchase the app and review it as soon as you can *bowing to you* Plus, full disclosure, I do make a teeny bit of money for every purchase, split between iTunes, Wizzard Media and IΒ  πŸ™‚

If you would like to donate a little something to the podcast? Buy the app and tell your friends πŸ˜€

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

The link that follows takes you directly to the iTunes music store link, so if you have iTunes installed it will launch it for you. If you don’t want that to happen you can search for Elsie’s Yoga Class in the app store in iTunes


Your feedback is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!

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EYK Episode 2: Financial Anxiety Meditation and an Update

3 Aug

There is Enough...In The Park

There is Enough...In The Park

The Yoga of Everyday Life and Podcasting!

I honestly have tried to post and episode for almost a month. Every day I think about it. Every day I decide THIS is the day to get it all done. Every day the day ends, I’m exhausted and focusing on editing, writing, encoding and uploading is the last thing that my brain is capable of doing 😦

3 years ago I began to publish this podcast. 3 years ago Elsie’s Yoga Class: Live and Unplugged Podcasts came to life! So much has changed, and so much has stayed the same πŸ™‚

A few things that have stayed the same:

  • My love for podcasting
  • My love for yoga
  • My love for service
  • My love for you guys!
  • My love for legwarmers

Although I am no longer the care free legwarmer wearing bicycling full time yoga teacher from Los Angeles and have morphed into the occasional legwarmer wearing full time Mommy/Wife part-part time yoga teacher from Pittsburgh the deepest part of my heart still wants to continue this podcast, PLUS add better content to all those of you who would like it. I may not be consistent. I may say things that I want to happen only to have my life block me in some way, but I never forget what I’ve said. I’m still with you and plan to be with you for as long as you will have me! πŸ˜€

This is Episode 2 of Elsie’s Yoga Kula.

I share a bit of an update and invite you to participate in a small mediation that helps us all that are dealing with financial challenge/stress. I know that finances are tight for a lot of people. I also know how economic matters may prove to be huge causes of stress, anxiety, fear, and even health problems. The short meditation in this podcast episode is just a simple way to reconnect with the abundance that we DO have, something we often forget. I tell you this from personal experience. I share this meditation with you because I know that I do this little meditation almost daily because it helps me to stay grounded, and I definitely need to keep my connection to the bigger Source. I share with you because it’s a great way to connect with one another so that we may through our thoughts create support for each other in these financially challenging times.


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(it’s really a short one! Less than 20 min!)

Love the Feedback!

  • email me- eyogaclass (at) gmail (dot) com
  • leave me a message- 310 651 6238 (I’d love to play you guys on the episodes! Plus you can promote your stuff that way!)
  • or comment on this blog!

Other ways to connect with me:

View Elsie Escobar's profile on LinkedIn

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Oh yea!!!! I have a FACEBOOK GROUP!!!! Come join the rest of the virtual kula πŸ™‚

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